Digital Technology Int'l

The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

InSights Into Production
March 29, 2002

Dear PrintMedia, I've heard about PPML, but not I'm not sure how it applies to desktop publishing. I always assumed it was printer's jargon. Could you explain? -Printer's Say the Darndest Things Dear Darndest, PPML is an acronym for personalized print mark-up language, an XML-based industry standard for high-speed production. Within a desktop publishing environment, PPML enables the widespread use of personalized print applications without having to navigate around various file formats. It was developed by PageFlex as part of the company's Print On-Demand Initiative (PODi). It works with the latest release of PageFlex Persona 1.5, a desktop application designed to produce customized documents